RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 20 – Total Recall

Well, vacation threw us off here, but we didn’t let it interrupt the actual broadcast of the show. Total Recall managed to get some space between our ratings, and it turned into a pretty interesting show, with diverse reactions coming out.

I enjoyed it, I think because I was able to distance myself from any expectations, but Shane wasn’t impressed.

Key in our final verdict was our apparent disagreement on the chase movie genre itself, and whether or not Total Recall is trying to be one… and possibly if it should be allowed to be one.

All in all, we had a bit of fun, though our interview clip with Len Wiseman didn’t sit well with Shane.

Despite my fairly high rating, I think we both agree that this one to be careful with when it comes to recommending it to anyone, so consider yourself warned. Any preconceived expectations, hopes, etc. you may have going in are likely to leave you disappointed in one way or another.

Although, to pick on some agreement we did have – the chase scenes early in the film are pretty cool, and the “you’re still sitting in a chair at Recall” scene is, though a bit long, something of an improvement over the original.

Did you catch it yet? What are your thoughts?

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Quaid (Colin Farrell) seated in the Mind Trip Chair inside the Rekall Tripping Den in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller TOTAL RECALL.



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Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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